Tequila Lime Tilapia Tacos

So my New Year's Resolution was to eat better..... 

You know- 1 cup of sugar rather than 4... and half a sick of butter instead of 2. ( I could keep going but for the sake of time...I won't)

When I got a request to make some tacos this weekend, I immediately thought of my Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tacos- (sounds good non?.. I'll write about them soon). Then I thought no.. no.. Erika..they are too greasy and fattening and... mummm.. maybe I should seek help for my addiction to greasy food.

Moving on, I decided to make fish tacos because they say that's better for you..(see I'm trying)
and i found a really good marinade on The Food Network and because I'm a dork who just couldn't kick idea of Fried Chicken on my tacos, I add Panko bread crumbs to make them crunchy.

The End Result

Drumroll Please

Tequila Lime Tilapia Tacos....   (now say that fast 5 times) 

Tequila Lime Tilapia Tacos


For The Tacos

3 Tilapia Fillets
3 cups Panko Bread Crumbs
1/4 cups Flour ( I used all-purpose)
3 whole Limes, Zest Only
1 Teaspoon Ground Coriander
8 Whole Tortillas


1/2 cup tequila
1 cup freshly squeezed Lime juice
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon minced jalapeno pepper
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic (3 cloves)
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

Salsa- I used Pineapple Salsa on my tacos... so yummy

2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
1 cup chopped red/ or green bell pepper (or both)
1/2 cup sweet onion
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 fresh pepper, seeded and finely chopped

For Optional Toppings:
Shredded Lettuce, Grated Monterey Jack Cheese, Cilantro, just whatever you like on your tacos.. J

Now let's make some Tacos:

Before you start combine the marinade ingredients in baking dish. Season fish with salt and pepper add to baking dish with marinade and put in the fridge until ready to make.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine panko bread crumbs,flour,lime zest and coriander in a bowl. Lay wire rack on baking sheet and spray it with non cooking spray. Remove fish from marinade and coat in panko mixture,pressing it so the bread crumbs adhere. Set fish on the wire rack (on baking sheet) lightly spray with non stick spray. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, flip fish and bake for another 10.

Hold on- almost there.

While fish is cooking make salsa by combining salsa ingredients in medium bowl.

Heat tortillas (I like mine warm), serve with fish, salsa, toppings and a spitz of lime.

Now Listen closely because this is the most important part...
Take the remaining bottle of Tequila, put in blender with margarita mix and ice. Pour in a pitcher and bring it with you on your way to the table...